Dec 10, 2013 4:00pm EST
tomorrow morning at 11:00. >>> right now president obama is en route to washington after attending nelson mandela's memorial service in johannesburg. ♪ >> tens of thousands of south africans of all backgrounds danced and sang and cried under a cold rain. they came to honor the man who changed the course of their country's history. an historic moment today as president obama, america's first black president, paid tribute to south africa's first black president there, calling him the last great liberator of the 20th century. >> it's tempting i think to remember nelson mandela as an icon, smiling and serene, but madiba himself strongly resisted such a lifeless portrait. i am not a saint, he said, unless you think i'm a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying. >> one other moment of note, president obama unexpectedly shaking hands with cuban president raul castro, america's cold war rival. castro smiled during the handshake and said a few words. the relationship between the u.s. and cuba has thawed recently. >>> stay with news 4 for the very latest developments as the world prepares to
Dec 4, 2013 5:00pm EST
. >> president obama held a youth summit at the white house. he's urging young people to spread the word about health insurance coverage and to buy some under the affordable care act. now that the website is working well, people should sign up even if they don't think they need insurance. he said he felt the same way in his late 20s. >> aside from the occasional basketball injury, you know, most of the time i felt like i had nothing to worry about. that's what most people think until they have something to worry about. >> and president obama said often it's too late by them. >>> how many ambulances and fire trucks does d.c. have to respond to emergencies is being questioned tonight. and the fire chief is in the hot seat trying to come up with answers. >>> and we'll try to find out why some people ended up the talk of the town. >> it was a little bit crazy in here for a while. there was a whole crowd like watching them >>> shopkeepers in one springfield shopping area are still talking tonight about an unexpected intruder. >> along with the black friday crowds, a deer got into huntsman square hi
Dec 8, 2013 8:00am EST
rain and snow. >>> prayer, reflection and celebration. ♪ >> a week of memorial events under way in south africa this morning to say good-bye to nelson mandela as president obama prepares to lead the u.s. delegation there. lester is live in soweto, south africa with the latest. >>> it's off. prince harry's race to the south pole canceled. that doesn't moon the royal is giving up on his mission to reach the bottom of the world today, sunday, december 8, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today" with lester holt live in soweto, south africa, and erica hill live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> welcome to "today" on this sunday morning. i'm erica hill alongside jenna wolfe and dylan dreyer. as we mentioned, lester holt is in soweto, south africa, where the official events to honor the life of nelson mandela are under way today. good morning, lester. >> reporter: good morning, erica. today was the official day of prayer and reflection. all that notwithstanding, it continues to be a day or a week of celebration of the life of nelson mandela. people h
Dec 8, 2013 6:00am EST
. >>> prayer, reflection and celebration. ♪ >> a week of memorial events under way in south africa this morning to say good-bye to nelson mandela as president obama prepares to lead the u.s. delegation there. lester is live in soweto, south africa with the latest.